Hi, Totally fed up with the constant updates of Flash player plug in. Does anyone have a deployable method to remove it from my lab Macs?
I know there is the manager in the Utilities folder, and you can uninstall it with that. But this does not look scriptable to me. And I need a deployable method as there are about 300 Macs with it on.
As usual, any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Has anyone tested this yet? Here are some questions I have about this:
Does this block flash content from running in browsers? If not, how would I go about doing that?
Does this script need to be run on a continual basis? It seems like its based on the logged in user so it should run continually whenever a new user/different user is logged in? Maybe have it set to run "Once per user"?
Anyone have anything to report about their experiences with this?
With no Flash player installed, Apps like Safari will not run any Flash content. However Google Chrome has an inbuilt extension for running flash content, for us this is not turned on by default so Chrome will ask each time to run the extension. If you are running Google admin to manage your google accounts, you can use that to stop the extension from in there.
I've created a smart computer group to show how many Macs have Flash installed, luckily for us we have just moved to Jamf so all our Macs have pretty much been Erased therefore we only have a small number of Macs with Flash installed (Mainly my test Macs). For my settings on the Flash smart group i've used Application Title is Adobe Flash Player Install Manager.app and this has pulled back all Macs with Flash installed.
After the script has ran the smart group has removed the Macs this successfully ran on. I've attached screenshots on my configuration, hopefully this helps a few admins.
does anyone know if the rtroutron adobe flash player uninstall script is 100% silent? should the adobe flash player popup appear if a user is logged in at the time the script runs? logged in on another test laptop to see if this popup happens again .
other than that it uninstalled flash.
i was logged in at possibly the same time the script ran (recurring check in) and the adobe flash popup appeared, maybe just a coincidence.
@Tomsmithdrpg here is my Adobe Flash smart group criteria
looks like on the 2nd test computer the uninstall flash was silent, i did not see a popup. Maybe the first time it was just the usual annoying popup that adobe runs.
i don't use a EA for adobe flash since the RECON grabs 'plug-in title', so i just use this in my smart group.